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Are you looking for a Certified Suboxone Physician?
We will find you one...   

Are you interested in Suboxone Agonist Pharmacotherapy?  If you have read all the material and have decided you would like to give it a try, then let us be the first to say, "Congratulations,You have just made one of the most difficult decisions you will ever have to make in your life!"  We believe you have made the right one and it is going to be a life-changing experience for you.

Medicine is important for managing both the short -and the long -term effects of opioid dependence. Over the short term, medicine can help to relieve the opioid cravings and withdrawal symptoms when use of heroin or opioid painkillers is discontinued. Medication can also be important over the long term as well. 

Typically, the changes that cause opioid dependence will not correct themselves right away, even though the opioid use has stopped. Infact these changes can trigger cravings months and even years after a patient has stopped using opioids.  Consequently, overcoming opioid dependence is not simply a matter of eliminating drugs of abuse from the body.

The CSAT Clinical Guidleines for the Use of Buprenorphine recommend that patients stay on medication after they have "detoxed" from their drug of abuse. This gives patients time to learn new skills that can help them cope with cravings and other triggers that might otherwise make them vulnerable to relapse.  

The National Alliance of Advocates for Buprenorphine Treatment has launched its National Patient/Physician Matching System to connect  those addicted to opioids with doctors able to provide medical treatment with buprenorphine in the privacy of their office.

The NAABT system allows patients to register anonymously for treatment in a given geographical region. This alerts participating physicians in that area that they are seeking treatment. Once an area physician can treat can treat an additional patient, this system allows the physician to confidentially email that patient to arrange to discuss treatment. Click on icon below or copy and paste url into Internet Browser.

 

http://www.naabt.org/patient_doctor/splash.cfm

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is pleased to provide this on-line resource for locating drug and alcohol abuse treatment programs. The Substance Abuse Treatment Facility Locator lists:

Private and public facilities that are licensed, certified, or otherwise approved for inclusion by their State substance abuse agency Treatment facilities administered by the Department of Veterans Affairs, the Indian Health Service and the Department of Defense.

SAMHSA endeavors to keep the Locator current. All information in the Locator is completely updated each year, based on facility responses to SAMHSA's National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. The most recent complete update occurred in March 2006 based on data collected as of March 31, 2005 in the National Survey of Substance Abuse Treatment Services. New facilities are added monthly. Updates to facility names, addresses, telephone numbers and services are made weekly, if facilities inform SAMHSA of changes.

For additional advice, you may call the Referral Helpline operated by SAMHSA's Center for Substance Abuse Treatment:

1-800-662-HELP (English & EspaƱol)

1-800-487-4889 (TDD)

We included SAMHSA's Substance Abuse Treatment  Locator because it not only includes a Buprenorphine Physician Locator but provides Locators  for Methadone Maintenance Treatment and Alcohol Abuse.  It provides assistance in locating facilities for all Substances of Abuse. 

We are giving you the url to copy and paste in your Internet Browser or click on Buprenorphine Physician Locator.  It will take you to Samhsa's Substance Abuse Treatment Locator ( Home). Just follow instructions and they are easy to follow and click on Buprenorphine Physician Locator when you reach your location. 

http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Personally, the next one is my favorite one.  If you have a printer, then all you have to do is type in your zip code and/ or city and check within how many miles you would like to locate one. It will print you out a list of all the Certified Suboxone Physicians in the vicinity with their names, addresses and phone numbers.

What more can you ask for?  
I really believe they are all excellent in their own unique ways. If you can't find one, try another. If you still need help, then call us, we will find you one.  I realize all of you are not equipped with computers and certainly not printers but if you can just have a friend send us an e-mail with your name, number and the best time to call and the area you need to locate one in, then we will give you a call at our own expense and supply you with some numbers to call.  How is this for service, personalized enough?  

If you don't have any friends and can't find access to a computer and I know many of you fall in this category and believe me, I do understand then if you will just copy our address and send us a letter with your name and address and where you are looking for a Suboxone Doctor, then I will personally do the online search for you, print it out and mail it back to you as quickly as possible.  It is the best offer I can make you and believe me, my time is very limited, but what is time compared to your life?  I will do all I can in my power to help you . My address is :

Medical Assisted Treatment of America, Inc.
Attn: Deborah Shrira,CEO
368 Johnston Pkwy NW
Kennesaw, GA 30152-4445

The remainder of you with access to computers try clicking on the URL address listed:  http://www.Suboxone.com .   

Where can a person with no money and no insurance get treatment?

You can use Detailed Search or List Search and check the boxes for "sliding fee scale" and "payment assistance."  Then call the facilities to determine their policy.

You can, contact your "State Substance Abuse Agency."  You may also call one of the Referral Helplines operated by SAMHSA's Center for Subsatnce Abuse Treatment.

____.1-800-662-HELP
____.1-800-662-9832 (Espanol)
____.1-800-228-0427 (TDD)

Why wait any longer?  Make the call today!  We have given you the information you need.  We will be here to provide you support. We realize all of you may not have families or friends to support you.  We will become "your family."  You are not the only one without support.  We have all joined together because we share a bond in common and we have been waiting on you.    

If you have any trouble in locating what you need then please let us know immediately by sending the Feedback Form to us located on our Home page. Click on "Home " located at the top of the page and it will take you to the Feedback Form.  Please do not forget to include your phone number, if you have access to one, and would like us to contact you. If you would like to contact us yourself then the numbers are listed for your convenience.   

Make The Call Today!

770.428.0871 (Office)   770.527.9119 (Urgent)

 

References: (1) Kosten TR. George TP.  The Neurobiology of Opioid  Dependence: Implications For Treatment.  Science
Pract Perspect 2002 1:13-20

                    (2)
http://www.naabt.org/patient_doctor/splash.cfm
                    (3) http://www.findtreatment.samhsa.gov

Please if you want to learn more about Suboxone, continue on with us.  If you are a Physician, Medical Personnel or just a patient interested in taking it, we have what you need to know. If we don't then we will certainly locate it for you. Check out all of our Resources once you have finished locating the information here because I have supplied you with related websites I believe you will find very interesting and educational.  

   Deborah Shrira,Editor/Publisher                   Revised May 2009